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10+ Awesome Places to Go Trick-or-Treating this Halloween in Tampa Bay

If you’re not up for trick-or-treating in your neighborhood…or even want to snag some treats pre-Halloween, there are some SPOOKtacular events happening throughout October, including some huge outdoor trick-or-treating events Halloween weekend!

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*Events will be updated and added as they are announced. 

Here are some of the biggest trick-or-treating events in Tampa Bay:

Kandy the Witch at Busch Gardens Spooktacular
There are several trick-or-treat stations at Spooktacular at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, including photo opportunities with Kandy the witch!

Halloween Day Trick-or-Treating Events:

Halloween night may be on a school night, but there are a few trick-or-treating events on schedule in Tampa Bay!

 

Trick-or Treat at Armature Works in Tampa

October 31 at 4pm
1910 N Ola Avenue
Cost: Free
Trick-or-Treat inside the Heights Public Market at Armature Works!
Bring your little one(s) to Armature Works this Halloween to trick-or-treat in the Heights Public Market! Vendors inside the market will be handing out candy to kids in costumes between 4:00-6:00pm.

 

Trick-or-Treat at Rivercrest Park in Seminole Heights

October 31 from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
3802 North Boulevard, Tampa
Cost: Free
This popular community event is BACK after taking a hiatus due to Covid. Gather up your ghouls and goblins for a night of trick-or-treating at Rivercrest Park. To get in line at the start of the trick-or-treating path, head to W. Osborne Ave & North River Blvd.

 

Trick-or-Treat at Countryside Mall in Clearwater

October 31 from 6pm-8pm
27001 US 19 North, Clearwater
Cost: FREE
Children ages 12 and younger are invited to go trick-or-treating at Countryside Mall–a great alternative to trick-or-treating outside. The mall asks that kids costumes not include full face coverings and to leave the costume weapons of all kinds at home.

 


Events that have already happened, but stay tuned for 2023!

Spooktacular at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 

Saturdays and Sundays September 10-October 30, 2022 from 12pm-4pm
Cost: Included with theme park admission

Celebrate Halloween and more kid-friendly fun along with trick-or-treating during this new  Spooktacular event at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! The kids can go trick-or-treating, take part in a costume parade, listen to a story with Kandy the witch in training, and even watch a magic show.

Related: Check out our INSIDE LOOK of Spooktacular at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay!

Brick or Treat Monster Party at LEGOLAND Florida

Weekends September 24-October 30, 2022
Cost: Included with daily admission

Enjoy a Halloween party built just for kids at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven. Kids can enjoy spooky LEGO building activities, trick-or-treating at MORE candy stations than ever before, NEW character meet-and-greets, and MORE.

Related: Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida is Back for 2020. Here’s what to expect. (2022 coverage coming soon!)

Trick-or-Treat Trail at Largo Central Park

October 28, 2022, 5:30pm
201 Highland Ave, Largo, FL
Cost: Free for the first 1,500 kids on sight (under 12)
Bring your kiddos dressed in their Halloween costumes for a night of trick-or-treating around Largo City Hall. Bags and candy will be provided. This is an outdoor event. Learn more at playlargo.com.

MOSI Monster Mash 

October 29, 2022 from 10 am-5 pm
Cost: Included with admission
MOSI’s Monster Mash is back with mad science and indoor trick-or-treating! There will be plenty of Hall-o-STEAM activities throughout the museum and even a Halloween themed astronomy show at the Saunders Planetarium.

Guppyween at the Florida Aquarium

October 29 & 30, 2022 from 10 am-3 pm
Cost: Included with admission
Dust off your spooky-spirited outfits and join us for Guppyween on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30! This Halloween themed event will take place between 10am and 3pm and will feature complimentary trick or treating, animal encounters, character appearances and more. Admission is free for members and for children in costume accompanied by a paid adult. A Sensory-Friendly Guppyween will be held on October 29 from 8:00 am-9:30 am. Tickets for the Sensory-Friendly event are $10 per person.

Spooky Stroll with TRIBE Seminole Heights

October 29, 2022 from 6pm-9pm
Seminole Heights, Tampa
Cost: $1 per person 
This beloved annual event will sell out fast, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance to secure your spot. TRIBE Seminole Heights’ Spooky Stroll feature tons of family-friendly fun including costumed characters, trick-or-treat stations, a pumpkin patch, creepy house tour, fun games and MORE! It takes about 60-90 minutes to complete the stroll.

Great EEEKS-plorations Kids Halloween Event

Saturday, October 29 from 10:30 am-4:00 pm
Cost: $18 for non-members and $12 for members
1925 4th Street North, St. Petersburg
Great Explorations Children’s Museum in St Pete is hosting its annual Halloween celebrations that will feature plenty of treats, a creepy spider maze, a mad scientist who will be hard at work making a mess, a scavenger hunt, a Monster Mash dance party with museum mascot Morris and more!

6th Annual Trick or Treat on the Riverwalk in Tampa and Lighted Boat Parade

October 29, 2022 4pm-7pm
Downtown Tampa
Cost: FREE
Trick or treating on the Riverwalk is back where kids and their families can visit 50 different treat stations while enjoying other fun activities including the annual Halloween Lighted Boat Parade which starts at 6:30pm, benefiting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

https://www.tampabayparenting.com/family-life/fun/holidays/halloween/

18th Annual Wesley Chapel Fall Festival

October 29-30, 2022 (daily times vary)
Cost: $7-$10
Tampa Premium Outlets
The North Tampa Bay Chamber’s 18th Annual Wesley Chapel Fall Festival returns this year with live music and entertainment, crafters, pet costume contest, pumpkin patch, and Halloween activities including a free Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween at 4pm. They will also have the World’s Largest Food Truck Rally with over 50 national food trucks! Taking place this year at the Tampa Premium Outlets, admission is $5 in advance and $10 at the gate.

Tampa Bay History Center’s A Night at the Museum

Sunday, October 30,  2022 from 4 pm-7 pm
Cost: Ticket prices: $16.95 adult; $14.95 college student; $14.95 senior (60+); $12.95 children and youth (4-17); free for children ages 0-3. History Center members receive a 15% discount.  
Trick-or-treat your way through the Tampa Bay History Center galleries in search of sweet rewards on Sunday, Oct. 30. Plan for an evening of games, crafts, costume characters, and more! Timed tickets are available now and children age 3 and younger are free.

Halloween on Central in St Pete 2022

October 30, 2022 from noon-5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Central Ave in St. Pete between MLK and 31st St S
Halloween on Central is back for 2022! 22 blocks in St. Pete will be closed to traffic for a chance for families to trick or treat in the street! There will also be costume contests and festival activities. This is a partnership between SunRunner The EDGE District, Grand Central District and St Pete Pride, and PTSA.

*Cover image by iStock by Getty Images. Credit: gpointstudio


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Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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